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Capital Medical Society marks 30 years of improving healthcare access

The Capital Medical Society Foundation, Inc. is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its We Care Network program. The We Care Network is a safety net program for adults in need of specialty medical or dental care and do not have health insurance.

Most We Care Network patients are employed, but they do not have health insurance through their employer. They do not make a lot of money, so they are low-income. The deductibles for low-premium Affordable Care Act coverage just don’t make sense for all low-income individuals. It comes down to a decision about paying rent, buying food, and keeping the lights on.

Pamela Irwin

“In 1992, a group of physicians from the Capital Medical Society felt very strongly that it was important for patients without health insurance in this community to have the same experience as those with insurance. Therefore, we started the program, so adults without insurance could enter the program and have an experience in a physician’s office like any paying patient,” shares Dr. John P. Mahoney, Capital Medical Society Foundation President.

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